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Audio Platform For Kids Yoto Raises $17 Million

– Yoto is an audio platform for kids.
– The company raised $17m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Acton Capital with participation from JamJar Investments, Global Founders Capital, Emerge Education, and MPL Ventures.
– Yoto Player is inspired by Montessori principles and is designed to safely give children full control over their listening with access to entertaining audio.

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Podcast recording platform Riverside.fm raises $9.5M

– Riverside.fm, a remote video and audio platform, raised $9.5m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Seven Seven Six and featured Zeev-ventures.com, Casey Neistat, Marques Brownlee, Guy Raz, Elad Gil and Alexander Klöpping.
– The company plans to use the money to increase headcount and build out more features for the service.

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Patreon Fuels the Future of the Creator Economy with $155 Million in Additional Funding

– Patreon, a platform for creators and their most passionate fans, today announced it has raised $155 Million in Series F financing led by new investor Tiger Global Management, with participation from Woodline Partners and existing investors Wellington Management, Lone Pine Capital, New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Glade Brook Capital, and DFJ Growth.
– This investment comes as the number of creators continues to increase worldwide along with their desire to create deeper connections with their fans.
– The additional investment increases Patreon’s valuation to $4 billion.
– Patreon plans to use the additional funds to accelerate its progress on the initiatives identified in its Series E announcement, including enhanced creator and fan experiences on both desktop and mobile; International expansion; and new content consumption tools.
– The financing also allows Patreon to explore potential acquisitions to further expand its talent and product capabilities.

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Section4 Raises $30M in Series A Funding

– Section4, a NYC-based business upskilling platform, raised $30m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by General Catalyst with participation from Learn Capital and GSV Ventures.
– Larry Bohn and Paul Sagan will join the board of Section4 representing General Catalyst along with independent director Katherine Dillon.
– Total funding to date is now $37m, including previous investments by Jeff Bewkes and Tim Armstrong, former CEOs of Time Warner and AOL, respectively.
– The company intends to use the funds to accelerate the expansion of its curriculum and the development of its enterprise platform.

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Podimo, the podcast and short form audio subscription service, picks up €11.2M in new funding

– Podimo, a podcast and short form audio subscription service, picks up €11.2M in new funding.
– The round is led by Chr. Augustinus investment fund, and comes just 8 months after announcing its €15 million Series A.
– Existing investors, and the Spanish VC Aldea Opportunity Fund also participated.
– Founded in 2019, Podimo is a podcast and short-form audio platform which offers personalized recommendations to listeners, while offering creators a share of revenue via premium subscriptions.
– Premium members gain access to over 600 shows that are exclusive to Podimo and membership fees are shared directly with the podcast creators they listen to each month.
– The service is currently live in Germany, Denmark and carious Spanish speaking markets.

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Zencastr raises $4.6M as its beta video offering goes live for all

– Zencastr, a podcasting startup, raised $4.6m in funding.
– The round was led by Upfront Ventures and joined by Greycroft, Lerer Hippeau, and others.
– The company plans to use the funding to expand its team and develop new features.

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